MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Korean Embassy donated P10 million to the Philippine Red Cross for the victims of the Mayon volcano eruption in Albay.
The donation was received by Philippine Red Cross Chair and CEO Senator Richard Gordon from Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-man, Minister Kyun Jongho and Chief Economist Mabellene Reynaldo.
“On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Korea, I would like to express my sympathies to all the communities affected by the eruption of Mayon Volcano in Albay Province,” the ambassador said.
“Korea will always appreciate the support that the Philippines have given during the Korean War. As a friend to Filipinos, therefore, Korea is committed to providing the necessary assistance in this time of need,” he added.
Gordon for his part thanked the support of Korean government and says that the donation will provide hope to the families affected by the Mayon’s eruption.
“This timely donation will not only augment the PRC’s capacity, but is also a great contribution in providing hope to thousands of families affected by Mayon’s volcanic activities,” Gordon said in a statement.
Gordon said the donations will be used to acquire hygiene kits, and for the construction of more comfort rooms for thousands of evacuees who are still housed in 59 evacuation centers across Albay.
This is the second time that the Korean embassy has provided monetary assistance to the Philippines. The first donation was for the displaced victims of the Marawi siege last year, amounting to Php 5 million.